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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18354–18359

Diode pumped passively mode-locked Yb:SSO laser with 2. 3ps duration

Jinfeng Li, Xiaoyan Liang, Jinping He, Lihe Zheng, Zhiwei Zhao, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18354-18359 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018354


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Abstract

This paper reports on a diode-pumped picosecond passively mode-locked Yb:SSO laser. Pulses as short as 2.3 ps with a repetition rate of 53 MHz were generated, without extra negative dispersion elements. The output power achieved 1.87 W at a pump power of 11.5 W. Continuous-wave operation and wavelength tuning were examined. The CW operation achieved 3.55 W output power with a slope efficiency of 44.5%; its tuning can cover the range of 1034.0-1089.7 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2010
Published: August 12, 2010

Citation
Jinfeng Li, Xiaoyan Liang, Jinping He, Lihe Zheng, Zhiwei Zhao, and Jun Xu, "Diode pumped passively mode-locked Yb:SSO laser with 2. 3ps duration," Opt. Express 18, 18354-18359 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-17-18354


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